Celebrating Celebrity Baby Birthdays – Violet Anne Affleck

12/01/2007 at 09:00 AM ET

Happy Birthday Violet Anne! You are now two years old!

Name: Violet Anne Affleck

Birthday: December 1st, 2005

Famous for: Being the daughter of actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, both 35.


Violet is an only child…so far. Jennifer says that her gorgeous daughter sleeps well but this worries Jennifer when it comes to thinking about a second child.

She’s pretty awesome. We’re in that sweet spot before the terrible twos. She sleeps till 7! Yeah, we lucked out. Supposedly [when] you have one that’s this easy and great, you’re screwed the next time around.



Continue reading for what they said, gear and fashion and more photos.

What they said:

Jennifergarnerviolet Jennifer on finding it hard to work out how to discipline Violet.

I’m confused what my role is with disciplining [Violet]. She’s too little, but at the same time she’s starting to be smart enough to manipulate occasionally. I’m not going to just let that go. Day to day, I don’t know what I’m doing. But you do get to grow up with them.

On trying to balance being a mom and her career.

I’ve loved every job I’ve ever had. I get a lot of my identity from being a woman who gets up and goes to work. I’d always assumed work would continue to be as important to me as it had been, but I don’t feel that way at all.

Even coming to do this interview this morning, leaving Violet in the high chair going, ‘Mama, up, up!’ I had to tear myself away.

Jennifer refers to her daughter as ‘delicious,’  and says that they are yet to reach the terrible twos;

We haven’t hit two yet. We’ve seen glimpses of terrible, but for the most part things are pretty smooth.

Getting Violet out and about is a top priority for Jen — she doesn’t allow Violet to watch TV. She jokes,

I want all the attention.

Jennifer says that it got easier to say no once she had, had a child.

It got a lot easier once I had a kid.

Jennifer has mentioned in previous statements she made about filming The Kingdom in Arizona in summer ’06 in relation to breastfeeding.

[The heat] made people crazy. It was like another character in the movie. Your whole body is saying, ‘Go inside. Find somewhere cooler.’ And there you are, just standing there, baking. The crew had it worse than we did.

I checked with a pediatrician, I checked with my gynecologist, and they said, ‘Breast-feeding? You’ll be fine. Just drink plenty of water.’ But the rules when it’s 138 degrees are different. Well, it sent me to the hospital a couple of times. I guess I was getting heatstroke. All my electrolytes were going to the baby — I wasn’t keeping any of the potassium in my body. I would never pass out or anything, but I just got so dizzy that I thought, ‘I can’t pick up my daughter when I get back to the hotel.’ It happened twice. It was scary.

I made it through, though. I really didn’t want to give [nursing] up, and I didn’t.

All in all, she nursed Violet for 14 months — pumping in the car on the way to the Oscars, and in airplane bathrooms.

I really loved [breastfeeding]. It gave me peace and a sense of purpose.

Jennifer says she is with Violet in the morning ‘four out of five working days.’

Then I put her down for her nap, I run out and have a meeting, I run back. Sometimes I get home before she’s even woken up.

On her wishes relating to the paparazzi.

[The paparazzi] just nips away at anything you’re doing, the small pleasures. I would give just about anything to make it go away, especially for my daughter. I feel like she has a right to her privacy, and it’s kind of encroached on.

The family is still considering a possible move away from LA — Jennifer is from West Virginia, while Ben hails from Boston.

I can’t live in West Virginia and do what I do — I’m not going to get a lot of jobs there. We’re far from Ben’s family as well. It bums us out. We haven’t figured it out yet.

On having more children: We definitely wonder what it would be like to have another — hopefully, knock on wood, someday. [raps table] My job is great to have as a mom. I get to take breaks and then work in a really concentrated way. During that concentrated time, it sucks, but whatever.

On Ben quitting smoking: Three weeks before we had Violet, he went to a hypnotist and has not smoked since! I so admire him, because it was so painful. But he is sick so much less often, and I don’t lose him every 15 minutes while he wanders around outside. He smells great. It’s a huge gift that he gave me — and our daughter as well. I probably annoy him, I celebrate it so much.

Fashion and gear:

Ecco_2Violet wears Ecco kids glow in marine ($66).

Aadz7r8yoy1hgspkf02siqufiuwpoqwzjsuViolet wears Naturino’s 7477 pink glitter t-strap ($55).

Umi Violet wears Umi Kids Mathilda Mary Janes in pink ($60).

Disney_crocsViolet wears Cayman kids Disney crocs ($30).

510m9qtw4rl_ss384_ She holds a Kids Preferred Girlfriend Gang Marlee doll ($15).

Rosebuds2Violet own a variety Max Daniel Rosebuds and Satin security blankets and throws ($20/$52).

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Angela on

happy birthday to the cutest little girl. She is surely one of my favorite celebrity babies


Happy Birthday Violet!!!
the cutest celeb baby ever 🙂

Erika on

Happy 2nd Birthday Violet Anne, Have A Great Day *BIG HUGS*

Rosy J on

Happy Birthday sweet Violet


oh happy birthday sweet violet

Gwendoline on

I was so afraid because also, I had such an easy sleeper. He sometimes slept till 10.00, but mostly till 8.30/9.00. But my second was (thank God) just like her brother. Hurray!
And congrats Violet and family. Your daughter is pretty adorable!

Cait on

Happy Birthday, Violet!

Such a sweet, cute little girl!

maggie on

happy b-day violet, shes such a cute girl, I wish they have another baby. Shes one of my favorite celebrity baby

Vanessa on

Happy Birthday Violet 🙂

She’s one of my favorite celebrity babies, so darn cute and she looks soo smart!

malibustacey on

Happy Birthday Violet! They are such a gorgeous family, and really seem enthralled with their little girl.

My baby girl’s middle name is Violet, it’s a beautiful name!

maggie on

happy birthday Violet! love this family so much! they seem so normal!

Tara on

Happy Birthday Violet!!! You’re such a beautiful girl, getting so big!

Bella on

Happy birthday to my favorite celebrity baby. I love how Jen dresses her and think there is wonderful parenting going on there.

Rachel on

She is such a gorgeous little girl! I think she gets prettier each day :O)
As for the second baby… yes, one would think that about being ‘screwed’ the second time around… and then you have a second baby who is just as wonderful and come to find out THIS one sleeps in until 9 am and you wonder what the heck was wrong with the first one *wink*

Jess on

Happy birthday baby Violet! xx

Megan on

YAY I’ve been waiting for this post…HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favorite celebrity baby…I hope that Violet has the most AMAZING 2nd birthday…she is by far my favorite! WAHOOO Happy Birthday beautiful one!

Anna on

Violet is the sweetest baby in hollywood she is such a cutie Happy Birthday little one I hope you will groe up just as lucky as you seem to be right now!

Crystal on

I have 3 adorable children … but i have to say I have never seen such a beautiful celebrity baby, Violet is just the sweetest most adorable child in all celebrity babies!!! Really just ADORABLE! Them dimples are just the cutiest! Happy Birthday sweet little girl…

and yes my first child was soooooo easy we decided to have a second and yes we got screwed there.. he wasnt nearly as well behaved or as well of a sleeper as our first! LOL

Luciana (Brazil) on

Happy b-day to my favorite CB!! She’s the most adorable celebrity baby..
Sooo cute!

gianna on

Happy birthday violet. She is defintley one of my favoritecelebrity kids. She always looks like a happy child, is so cute in general, her parents seem so down to earth, and they dress her adorable

elizabeth on

happy birthday violet..hope you have a wonderful birthday!

nicole on

Oh, the Afflecks are my favorite celeb family! I’ve loved Ben since Mallrats and Alias was the only entertainment I really allowed myself while in school. Violet is so amazingly cute with a name to match. I hope her birthday is blissfully happy!

Nikki on

I hope she has a fab day! She def. is the cutest celeb baby!

Marnye on

Happy birthday adorable little Violet!
She is my favorite celeb baby, she seems so full of life and likes to do the same things other toddlers do.
And it’s nice to see that her parents take her out like other parents do for their kids.

Poshie T on

Birthday Girl!!!! We know it won’t be the terrible twos for this cutie!!!!

Steph on

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!

She my fave little celeb baby, she is such a total cutie and seems to be a little angel. We all love her. The Affleck family are such a cute little family, they are so loving and blissfully happy.

Izzie25 on

Happy Birthday Violet!! What an adorable and happy little girl 🙂

J.J. on

Happy Birthday!!! I can’t believe she’s two! Best wishes!

Cheyane Goodrich on

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY VIOLET!!! She is my favorite ceebrity baby because she has a beautiful smile and she’s absolutely adorable. I love her big dimples. I wish all the best for Violet, her parents (who are both awesome actors), and their families!!

Kathy D, on

Happy Birthday Violet! I share your birthday too! You sure can see your mommy loves you.Have a wonderful day!!!!

gina on

happy birthday little dimples !!! you are the cutiest little girl!!! i just want to hug you!! he he !!!

Rosy J on

Happy 2nd birthday Violet. You are a very lucky little girl. You were blessed with two wonderful solid parents. Even though you folks are famous, you are so grounded and down to earth. I love that. I think you will be just as sweet and humble when you grow up because your parents are showing you what is important in life. May God continue to bless and keep you “Beautiful People”.

Annie-Kate on

Happy Birthday little Violet!

Love the photos of her in the green and white tracksuit. What a little cutie!

Raquel on

My fave celebrity baby! Happy Birthday, Violet!

Charity on

I love seeing pics of Violet & her family. They just seem so down to earth. Happy Birthday, Violet! =)

FC on

I’m about a day and half late almost, but I hoped her 2nd birthday was a good one. I’m sure she made the most of it anyway, with the big personality she has and how much joy her parents get from hanging around her. ♥:)

Mary on

happy birthday violet! its like ive seen so many pics of her, and she seems to be very bright for her age, its almost as if she’s turning 3 and not 2.